Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Episode 118 - Sarah Sundin Author Chat

February 22, 2023 Liz Tolsma / Sarah Sundin Season 3 Episode 8
Christian Historical Fiction Talk
Episode 118 - Sarah Sundin Author Chat
Show Notes

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Sarah Sundin is my fabulous guest this week, and we had an absolute blast talking with each other. She shared all about her new release, The Sound of Light, what WWII was like in Denmark, the significance of the title, and what it's like to be a brand-new grandma. Spoiler: She thinks it's great! For my patrons, she also shared what country she hasn't traveled to that she'd like to get to one of these days. Enjoy this informative and very fun chat.

The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin
When the Germans march into Denmark, Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt exchanges his nobility for anonymity, assuming a new identity so he can secretly row messages for the Danish Resistance across the waters to Sweden.

American physicist Dr. Else Jensen refuses to leave Copenhagen and abandon her research--her life's dream. While printing resistance newspapers, she hears stories of the movement's legendary Havmand--the merman--and wonders if the mysterious and silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse has something to hide.

When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence. Bestselling author of more than a dozen WWII novels, Sarah Sundin offers pens another story of ordinary people responding to extraordinary circumstances with faith, fortitude, and hope for a brighter future.

Get your copy of The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin.

Meet Sarah Sundin:
Although I came from a home wallpapered in books,

I only briefly envisioned myself as a writer. Instead, I studied chemistry in college and earned my doctorate in pharmacy. Not until I was a young mother did I start writing seriously.

Family tales drew me to the World War II era.
My grandfather, Frederick Stewart, served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic) in the US Navy, and my great-uncle, Roderick Stewart, flew a B-17 Flying Fortress in Australia and England—and flew into Pearl Harbor during the attack.

My grandfather, Frederick Stewart, at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, April 1944.

My novels explore the drama, daring, and romance of the World War II era. My latest novel, The Sound of Light, received a starred review from Booklist. Until Leaves Fall in Paris received the 2022 Christy Award, was a bestseller, and received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. When Twilight Breaks was a 2021 Christy Award finalist, The Land Beneath Us was a Christy Award finalist, and The Sky Above Us won the 2020 Carol Award.

When I’m not writing…
my husband and I enjoy traveling and taking our two rescue dogs for lengthy walks. I teach Sunday school and women’s Bible studies, and I speak to community, church, and writers’ groups. I also serve as co-director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Visit my speaking page for more information.

Visit Sarah's website.